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In 1992, our founding Executive Director had an idea. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) had just become law and he recognized two important things: that the ADA Coordinators and Professionals that were required by the ADA for the State and local governments as well as those in the private sector would be key to the successful implementation of the new law. These people would need accurate, up-to-date information, if they were going to do their jobs successfully.

From that concept was born the National Association of ADA Coordinators.  Over the years the conferences have grown and developed, providing the most up-to-date information, keeping abreast of new trends and developments, and still providing the basics for persons new to their coordinator positions.  At these annual conferences ADA Coordinators return and often share stories and best practices that are  relevant and useful to ADA Coordinators. The results make our conferences and trainings one of the most valued ADA training events.  NAADAC faculty each bring decades of experience with the ADA.  They come from federal and State government, higher education, law offices, and private practice, each to share deep knowledge typically a small group settings.

Before the Pandemic, NAADAC held two conferences each year, one on the west coast and the other on the east coast.  These conferences were designed to give attendees access to the latest information on the ADA in informal settings that provide opportunities to learn from nationally-known experts.  Our in-person conferences typically have less than 200 which makes for many opportunities to ask questions and network with ADA coordinators and ADA professionals.

We encourage you to become an Associate and NAADAC member!  Doing so will put you in touch with the best available ADA information and help you in your daily ADA duties and responsibilities.

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